Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Magic of Tutankhamun
An introduction to magic in the age of the Pharaohs, followed by a discussion of the specific instances in the tomb of Tutankhamun: "The ancients viewed magic – the invisible force that alters visible reality – as an integral and potentially active function in every sentient being. This function, called Heka, was the first quality emanated by the Sun-god Ra when he ordained that he would create the universe. At that moment, Heka came into being, as both an extension of Ra and as a separate entity. From this event the creation proceeded, and thus everything that followed possessed a degree of Heka. In an Old Kingdom (BCE 2700-2180) royal text, this power was cited as an endowment to the human race",
See the full article for more.

1 comment:

Kate Phizackerley said...

That's actually quite a nice article it links too!